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Dakotaraptor
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic – Late Cretaceous
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Dromaeosaurus albertensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Saurischia
Suborder: Theropoda
Family: Dromaeosauridae
Matthew & Brown, 1922
Type species
Dromaeosaurus albertensis
Matthew & Brown, 1922
Subgroups
Synonyms
  • Itemiridae Kurzanov, 1976
  • Ornithodesmidae Hooley, 1913
  • Unenlagiidae Agnolin & Novas, 2011

Dromaeosauridae (dro·mae·o·saur·i·dae/dro·mae·o·saur) pronounced DROH-mee-o-SOR-uh-day is a family of Deinonychosaurs, of the superfamily Maniraptora. Deinonychosaurs are distinguished by a sickle-shaped killing claw on the second toe of each foot. The size ranges from Utahraptor (8.6 ft tall, 26.7 ft long) to the smaller Velociraptor. (3 ft tall, 6 ft long).

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